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ryan received the 2011 jack kemp leadership award and this evening they honor marco rubio. this is under a half hour. >> good evening. i have the distinct pleasure of introducing our keynote speaker. i am the president of the center for enterprise. and a jack kemp groupie. jack kemp worked with me for five years to help residents in public housing. there was a conference. bill observed, when liberals see poor people, they see a sea of victims. conservatives see poor people and see a sea of aliens. jack kemp and paul ryan are the exceptions. toward the end of the campaign, paul's staff called me and said, paul really wants to talk out on an anti-poverty agenda. could you organize an event in ohio that would bring the leaders from around the state who have experience transforming not only lives but also revitalizing neighborhoods. i identified 20 people and sent him to hit -- send them to his staff. they had to be vetted and secret service looked over the list of names. i got this call from paul's staff that says, three other people -- three people out of the can you send me
. it was a jack kemp speech. that was what jack kemp represented. jack kemp belief and practice that the republicans had to campaign in barrios and g hettos in every ethnic neighborhood. it is the difference between a five minutes till dawn conservative like jack kemp for reagan as opposed to the five minutes until midnight conservative like mitt romney. >> the big tent is what we're talking about, right, charles? >> i think he has that kemp appeal to all classes. he thought that republicans ought not to be the party of big business. that was the image that romney gave. we have a new generation rising a news/that assad is holed up in the palace reading the treaty on chemical weapons. [laughter] >> believe it or not, charles, we get your point about treaties. hillary clinton about 2016. she says that it is flattering, i'm not interested. >> she does not really say that. anybody who saw the video that introduced her at the conference last weekend would have no doubt that she has least thinking seriously about running. it is like the video that you show at a convention. >> a week i
year, the jack kemp foundation recognizes people who live shown exceptional leadership in advancing the american idea. next, we hear from congressman bob ryan. he is the formal vice-president -- former vice presidential nominee and the two dozen 11 recipient of the award. >> good evening. i have the distinct pleasure of introducing our keynote speaker. i am the president of the center for enterprise. and a jack kemp groupie. [laughter] jack kemp worked with me for five years to help residents in public housing. there was a conference. bill observed, when liberals see poor people, they see a sea of victims. conservatives see poor people and see a sea of aliens. jack kemp and paul ryan are the exceptions. [applause] toward the end of the campaign, paul's staff called me and said, paul really wants to talk out on an anti-poverty agenda. could you organize an event in no haohio that would bring the leaders from around the state who have experience transforming not only lives but also revitalizing neighborhoods. i identified 20 people and sent him to hit -- send them to his staff. they h
. that is what a jacket or presented. jack kemp believe and practice that republicans had to campaign in the ghettos in every ethnic neighborhood, and it is the difference between a five minutes until dawn conservative like jack kemp or reagan as opposed to 5 minutes ununtil midnightonservative, people being bought off by gifts, like mitt romney. >> the big tent is what we're talking about, right, charles? >> i think he has that kemp appeal to all classes, always thought republicans should not bebe the party of big business and the rich. that unfortunately is the image mitt romney dave could we have a new generation rising. i just got news that assad is holed up in the palace reading the chememicaleapons treaty andd looking for loopholes. >> i guess you made your poi about treaties that is the last word. see you next week. >> "inside washington" is brought to you in part by the american federation of government employees, proud to make america work. for more information about afge and membership, visit afge.org.
is because sharon kept jack kemp out of a lot of trouble. [applause] i think sharon packed away these newspapers from 1980 one and heard marco mentioned the economic recovery act of 1981. there is a story behind it. the kemp history has collected much of the story, but "the washington post" saved by sharon alaska -- i got incredibly distracted by all of the cool stuff. i come upon these stories. one is from july 25, 1981. about president reagan going on to the hill to pitch his bill. the next is from july 30, 1981. this feels kind of awkward. there are two stories here. both of them have dad's picture on the front. the second expands the story of how the legislation passed. some of you know the history better than me, but asked legislation is not always pretty. and this country when we have public servants like paul ryan and marco rubio and like president obama, both democrats and republicans who are serving us, it is incumbent upon us to come beside them and support them as bike everything else. we make them better when we make our views clear. you must do that. this tells a st
this room at the men and women who are carrying on jack kemp's legacy, i know we are answering the call. this cause is right. jack kemp started this. we know the good fight for the american ideal wood -- will go on until we reach all people. thank you for coming in here this evening. thank you for having us this night. congratulations to marco. [applause] >> now senator marco rubio was honoree he discussed policy recommendations he believes that will help all families regardless of class. this is about 35 minutes.i am o. i want to talk a lot about that. has inspired me. a couple of people i do want to [applause] i cannot think of anything more dinner. thank you for your invitation to lunch. [laughter] very few people believed i could[laughter] of 10. paul ryan was one of the only [applause] kemp right now. him are. economic challenges and currently faces. vibrant american middle class a vibrant middle class. in the history of the world, american middle class. make it to the middle class. today, there is this growing opportunity gap developing. millions of americans worry they may never
was introduced to him by my mentor, jack kemp. jimmy, your family, and you for caring on the torch. quick you close your eyes, you think you are listening to -- if you close your eyes, you think you are listening to jack kemp. it is something that is really a great honor to do this, to be here. back in this room like last year, and i want to say congratulations to marco rubio on receiving this well deserved honor. [applause] now, as you may know, marco is joining an elite group of past recipients for this award. [laughter] two of us so far. i will see you at the reunion dinner. [applause] [laughter] i am sure the press will not read too much into that one. [laughter] i want to thank you all for your kind hospitality. i want to thank you, jimmy, for holding this event. wherever i went, people would say, i work for jack kemp. that legacy lives on some much because of the connection to the family. there was something this legacy .as such reach hi it is an honor to be a part of this an. jack kemp was my mentor. knowing jack kemp was one of the greatest experiences of my life. i was lucky to work
. >>> in the spotlight tonight, paul ryan versus mitt romney. congressman paul ryan spoke at the jack kemp award dinner lath night where he said this. >> jack hated the idea thateáÑ part of america could be written off. both parties tend to divide americans into our voters and their voters. let's be really clear. republicans must steer far clear of that trap. >> there's paul ryan realizing that his political future depends on him getting far away of mitt romney's insult to 47% of the american people. here is senator marco rubio last night at the same event. >> now, i've heard it suggested that the problem is that the american people have changed. that too many people want things from government. but i'm still convinced that the overwhelming majority of our people, they just want what my parents had, a chance. there are millions of mario rubios across america today. they are not looking for a handout. all they want is a job that provides for their families. >> one man is standing by mitt romney. after listening to ryan and rubio's remarks, today rush limbaugh said this. >> one thing i will tell you i
of us are hold enough to remember jack kemp who was a republican who i think sincerely believed that some conservative ideas, in terms of homeownership and other things, could help african-american and low income community and he went out there, he talked to that crowd and he had -- yet there was a real authenticity -- >> it's better for americans if they have conservative ideas. these aren't just those ideas. >> yeah, i think cutting medicaid and cutting pell grants and school lunches is not what jack kemp was about. so paul ryan, just by -- it's interesting he said, i gave a speech, i gave a speech. you have to more than give speeches. >> i think you're right. and i do remember reading about jack kemp. david jashgs mal, thank you for being on the show tonight. >> sure thing. >>> coming up, they did everything to stop her. but here comes elizabeth warren. the big news is next. >> very proud night for myself and my family and my staff and my friends. i received a kennedy center honor. but today the republicans are trying to block it. oh, i just -- [ female announcer ] what does
paul ryan and senator marco rubio drop big hints at last night's dinner honoring jack kemp. >> you know any good diners in new hampshire or iowa, right? >> paul, thank you for your invitation for lunch in iowa and new hampshire, but i will not stand by and watch the people of south carolina ignored. ♪ >> and take five, to remember one of the greatest innovators jazz has known, composure dave brubeck, died a day short of his 92nd birthday. ♪ >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. we begin with the fallout from a senate vote that seemed to underscore everything that is wrong with capitol hill. the senate's rejection of an international treaty to guarantee equal rights for people with disabilities based on what has been american law since the first bush presidency 22 years ago. the treaty supported by every democrat and eight republicans, came five votes short of passage of the required 66 needed for ratification. 38 republicans voted no despite the return to the floor of former majority leader bob dole only days out of the hospital. there at the age of 89 to rally suppor
is what is most important. now, jack kemp's son, jimmy. it sound like they throwing their hats? >>guest: well, it was very clearly in jest. they knew the people are talking about it. it shows they both have a healthy amount of humility it and they can joke about themselves and about this situation. it is crazy to talk about who will be president. but you have to have candidates who can lead. that is what the concern foundation is about. we want to inspire and encourage and engage with leaders for the cause as ronald reagan called it. last night was a great night to celebrate rubio and to have paul ryan speak for the first time since the campaign. >>eric: give us a sense of their messages, the here and now. give us the message from either or both. >>guest: congressman ryan is focusing on addressing the root cause of poverty and in his speech, it focused on how critical it is for political leaders to understand what is happening at margins of our set where the community leaders, religious leaders, are engaging and caring for those who have been left hype, and in this country we know in a
carolina ignored. >> rubio received the second annual jack kemp foundation award last night. ryan a kemp protege received the first award last year. ryan mentioned fighting poverty 15 times last year and distanced himself from the romney infamous remark of the 47% who don't pay federal income taxes. >> both parties tend to divide americans to our voters and their voters. let's be clear. republicans must steer far clear of that crap. >> rubio emphasizeed expanding the g.o.p. big tent and describing voters will determine the future of the country and the g.o.p. >> it all starts with our people. in the kitchen of our hotel and landscaping crews that work in the neighborhood, late night janitorial shifts that clean our offices. that is where you find the dreams america was built on. >> ryan urged republicans to set aside party tan consideration to re -- partisan considerations to revive the economy and put people back to work. >> the election didn't go our way and republican party can't make excuses. we can't spend the next four years on the sidelines. instead, we must find new ways to apply
rubio and congressman paul ryan of wisconsin appearing together last night at the jack kemp foundation awards dinner in washington, trying to rebrand themselves and their party after a bruising setback in november. cnn political editor paul steinhauser live from washington this morning. paul ryan got hammered during the election. is he dialing back the rhetoric now? >> this was ryan's first speech since the election. both he and rubio seemed to be talking about how the republican party needs to be a party that's more inclusive, helping those in the lower associatio economic levels to rise up and prove their standing. both of them, ryan specifically talked about how he was proud of the campaign and that he mitt romney ran this past year. both men seemed to be critical of romney's controversial comments that 47% of the nation is beholding of the government and feels that the government is responsible to take care of them. take a listen to what both men said. >> both parties tend to divide americans into our voters and their voters. let's be really clear. republicans must steer far clear
. that is how they think. talk about social engineering. what happened to the jack kemp argument. what about empowerment. john f kennedy had the same thing. i don't want to bring some down and some up. i want to bring everybody up. where is that argument? >> and jack kennedy said, if you want to raise tax revenues, you must cut tax rates. the opposite of what obama said. they don't believe it. they want a western european style cradle to grave state. they want to make sure that they preserve it and they want to pay for it. the middle class is going to be nailed and they are going to blame republicans and they are going to have to go back to get more money. isn't it mostly true, taxing the rich, and you poll the whole electric. the middle income people believe they are going to be next. middle income say you are not going to get enough money there. they are going to hit me and there is going to be a carbon tax. president obama needs to expand the government. i wish the majority of the middle class saw it that way. more than half the country felt that his left wing agenda was it. it isn't even
the second jack kemp leadership award. the first recipient was paul ryan. here they were. >> as you may know, marco is joining an elite group of past recipients for this award. two of us so far, i'll see you at the reunion dinner, table for two, know in good tables? >> thank you for your invitation for lunch from iowa and new hampshire. i will not stand by and watch the people of south carolina ignored. >> gloria borger, chief political analyst, little, i suppose, that is presidential primary humor there for these two? >> already. >> for these two potential republican candidates. these two men, they're in the midst of this discussion as to where the republican party needs to go next. how do their speeches last night fit into that discussion? >> well, first of all, they were at an event honoring jack kemp, who, of course, ran for the vice presidency and lost like paul ryan, and paul ryan's a disciple of jack kemp's. jack kemp was the original sort of inclusive republican. he really wanted to make sure the tent of the republican party included minorities, included people who were in the middle
rubio, winner of the 2012 jack kemp leadership award will be speaking with congressman paul ryan who won the award last year, the award named after former congressman jack kemp who ran for president and served as secretary of housing and urban development live tonight at 7:30 eastern. >> this weekend on c spanch american history tv, follow president truman's eldest grandson as he visits japan. >> everyone has their own view as top what happened. and i don't want to argue survival or about the history. we're past that. my whole purpose for being here is to listen and do what i can to see it doesn't happen again. >> we will discuss meetings with bomb survivors and inspiration for his trip. sunday on c-span 3. >> mark zandi said returning to clinton-era tax rates would hurt the economy but is necessary to get the deficit under control. his comments came at a forum and also bush administration lawrence lindsay and clinton white house chief of staff. >> thank you so much and thank you chairman bachus for turning us and turn it over to peter cook who will moderate our tax panel on tax reform.
or the republican future. they honored jack kemp last night. marco rubio thing that limited government is the way to strengthen the middle class. and congressman paul ryan urging fellow republicans reach out to a broader group of american. >> this is essentially divide americans into our voters and their voters. to be clear. republicans plus dear need to steer far clear of that. [applause] we must speak to the aspirations of every american. i believe that we can turn on the incidence of upper mobility. it will require a bold departure from the approach government has taken over the last five decades. jenna: let's talk to rick perry. governor, what do you think about that. >> a full departure think you agree with that? >> for many years we have been working with folks on both sides of the aisle. we have been reaching out. i did 40% of the hispanic vote. it is one that i have bought during the presidential nominating process. we need to be talking about economic issues. we need to be talking about faith and family and how you strengthen those. how you strengthen an economy. i will suggest that we t
dinner to the late congressman jack kemp, adding, he's proud of the campaign he and romney ran. ryan's pivot toward compassionate conservatism and a call to action on helping the middle class was echoed by senator marco rubio of florida. he's in on it too. in fact, rubio mentioned the middle class, what, 35 times in his speech? but dave weigel of slate points out, "rubio's many mentions of the key phrase were mostly lead-ins to boilerplate, not any policy proposals." rubio too attempted to distance himself from the 47% remarks by warning of a growing opportunity gap in america. >> now, i've heard it suggested that the problem is that the american people have changed. that too many people want things from government. but i'm still convinced that the overwhelming majority of our people, they just want what my parents had -- a chance. >> i'm joined by congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz tonight, of florida, chairwoman of the dnc. great to have you with us, congresswoman. >> great to be with you, ed, thank. >> now, those are two key players there on the republican party. one was on th
that i'm pointing, i have been pointing for 20 years. >> i know. >> you're like jack kemp. you're a good guy on this stuff. >> that they have done a poor job in establishing deeper relationships, and that's my point. >> agreed. >> i think it starts at the rnc and they keep saying -- >> we're going to have to wait and see if you run. >> they keep saying we're going to do better, they never do. >> i'm waiting to see if michael steele runs. i want to see if you both run. i don't think he's going to run, but i think you may run. thank you, j.c. watts. thank you, judith. >>> up next, jon stewart explains how republicans hate the u.n. more than they hate the disabled. this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> welcome back to "hardball." now time for the "sideshow." first, 38 republicans voted this week to defeat a u.n. treaty that promotes rights for disabled citizens worldwide. last night jon stewart took them on. >> i guess it's time for a new segment "please tell me this is rock bottom." it's official, republicans hate the united nations more than they like helping people in wheelchai
on ronald reagan's budge in the 1980's, he got one vote, jack kemp, which was symbolic. both parties like to put the president's budget on the floor and -- >> neil: right, you're right. there's a little bit of kabuki theater but -- >> the real issue is -- >> neil: here's what they want to see. this is the time to get past vagaries. is it your feeling know the structure, how long it takes to market up a bill, get it out of conference, get it before a vote. isn't it fair to say it has to be done within days and if it isn't -- >> i think it's fair to say we need to get to an agreement in days. very frankly the paperwork, you and i both know we could pass a bill that says we put everything off for 15 days while we mark up the bill and draft it, putting it through. >> neil: so you could change your rules. >> of course you could. >> neil: that deadline is not hard and set. here's -- >> the deadly -- neil, to this extent the deadly is hard and fast. if we don't get an agreement, yes, i think you're going to run into a hard and fast deadline of december 31st when a lot of things expire. thanks th
's speed read. it is always cold in buffalo, right? david: you love the buffalo bills. jack kemp's old team. we found a business owner who says that he is planning to bring thousands of jobs back to the united states. liz: joining us the ceo and founder of genesis 10. such a dramatic name, genesis 10. your whole idea has been that you can bring jobs here to the united states and get more for your money. what is this based upon though? how are you going to bring back 2,000 jobs in 2013 when the landscape is a little iffy right now? >> well a number of years ago it made a lot of sense to send jobs offshore perhaps because of the cost savings but that's not true anymore. now you have wage inflation in places like india which is the epicenter where a lot of the i-t work is being done by corporate america. you have productivity issues. you have turnover. when you analyze all the indirect and hidden costs it is actually cheaper to do the work here in the united states. david: unbelievable. by the way, one thing that is not listed there is intellectual property rights are not, shall we say, as res
for the jack kemp foundation. republicans ready to turn the page are introducing their new class of hopefuls, nice and early. it's a big class. a herd if you will of elephants stampeding toward 2016. there are those whose ethnic heritage alone will help to put a new face on the gop. in addition to senator rubio, there's new mexico governor susanna martinez, louisiana governor bobby jindal, south carolina governor nicki hailey and brian sandoval. two of the contenders intersect with the contingent of women would-be nominees. along with minnesota congressman michele bachmann. she isn't the only do over on the list. she's joined by fellow pennsylvania senator rick santorum and texas governor rick perry. texas congressman ron paul for once isn't on the list. but his son, senator rand paul, is creating a category with jeb bush that we're going to call relatively speaking. then there are the guys weighing a presidential run who let's say say national name recognition isn't a strong point. john thune and indiana governor-elect mike pence may not win national popularity contests at least this year,
shoes all kinds of people, especially little children. >> dan? >> this week, the jack kemp foundation is having its inaugural conference and people like paul ryan and marco rubio are speaking at it, you look at their speeches, it's all about the war on poverty. it's all about strengthening civil society. you look at these ideas, he said that this is something that we could do. strangely there's a war on poverty campaign that democrats and republicans could find common ground. >> what gives me hope that we had an election that was hard-fought. in the end, the american people basically made a statement that they believe in government, they believe that government can still help solve programs. they believe it's government's job to focus on those most in need. >> look, i think -- i agree. the american people, i think, told us they want us to work together. the great thing about our system is, over time the will of american people always works through it. you got some checks and some balances. but in the end, politicians do what people tell them to do. >> i think you got a public employee
for 2016. you have the jack kemp forum tonight and both marco rubio and paul ryan are speakers. >> right. marco rubio is honored tonight. paul ryan was the honoree last year. yes, andrea. these are two guys without question are going to be in that 2016 presidential race barring some sort of unforeseen circumstance. they're both positioning themselves to lead the party. i'm interested to see what they talk about, because i think both of them -- paul ryan is talking about poverty. marco rubio is talking about education so not two typical what we would traditional republican issues, taxes and those sorts of things. this is an attempt by both men, i think, and a chance for both men to expand on what it means to be a member of the republican party and to try to broaden an appeal we saw in the 2012 election is just not broad enough particularly among hispanics. they are problems with women and young people. rubio is 41 and ryan is 42 years old who are leading a youth movement that the party hopes will change that appeal, correct their demographic problems and it starts even though the election
, pretty good. there is a party going on, jack kemp foundation is having a party and marco rubio is speaking. paul ryan is speaking. they both want to have complete makeovers. you know -- marco rubio doesn't want to be the hispanic guy who talks about immigration. and paul ryan doesn't want to be the grinch that stole medicare. paul ryan is standing there right now. what do you think? are these guys going to succeed? are they the future? >> if i was paul ryan, i would want to be something else. if i was selected vice president and i got slaughtered in my -- and my candidate got slaughtered in my home state, i would be looking to have a makeover also. i don't blame him. i think that senator rubio could run on anything he wants. i agree. if he wants to run on economic expertise, perceived economic expertise, it's a good thing for him to do it. he should do that. it's apparently what he believed before. if he wants to change his mind, that's his business too. i don't fault any of these guys. and 2016, the political commentators, the more politics, the better it is. >> looks like we'
for the 2016 republican presidential nomination, moments ago, congressman paul ryan spoke at the jack kemp foundation dinner where senator rubio was receiving a leadership award paul ryan won last year. >> marco is joining an elite group of past rescipients of th reward. i'll see you at the reunion dinner. >> paul, thank you for your invitation for lunch in iowa and new hampshire. but i will not stand by and watch the people of south carolina ignored. >> joe klein, the games apparently have begun. >> only for those of us -- >> 2016 will be a lot more fun than 2012 was. and you know, up until a few weeks ago, i had the democratic ticket set. it would be a hillary clinton/david petraeus ticket. but i think that's kind of -- you know. >> we have to rewrite half of it. >> yes, well, although i mean -- we don't even need to go there. >> the hillary, what i've heard, is that the people who are in the financial end of hillary's campaign have been alerted that they got planning to do. some of them are also andrew cuomo fund-raisers and they are alert that there is planning they need to do. some of
. there was a tribute to honor the late jack kemp. two men who had their eye on 2016. congressman paul ryan and marco rubio laid out their visions for expanding the appeal to the middle class. clear from the outset that the night was about moving past mitt romney. ryan welcomed rubio to the dinner, by the way, by joking about potential early state r run-ins the two of them may have ahead of them. >> i'll see you at the reunion can dinner for two. notice any good diners in new hampshire or iowa? >> paul, thank you for your invitation for lunch in iowa and new hampshire. but i will not stand by and watch the people of south carolina ignored. >> in his first big public speech since losing the presidential contest, they now have something in common. >> we both used to be the next vice president of the united states. though i wish this election turned out a little differently i'm proud of a campaign that mitt romney and i ran. losing is part of politics. and it can often prepare the way for greater victories. >> if that weren't enough of a signal that ryan is ready to move past the romney campaign with hi
congressman paul ryan senator marco rubio attended a dinner honoring the late anti-tax supply sider jack kemp. ryan distanced himself at that dinner from mitt romney's now notorious 47% remarks. >> both parties tend to divide americans into our voters and their voters. let's be really clear. republicans must steer far clear of that trap. we need need to speak to the aspirations -- [ applause ] we must speak to the aspirations and the anxieties of every american. >> jennifer: wonder why he wasn't telling romney that on the campaign. anyway romney and rubio then were up there joking that they're going to be seeing a lot of each other on the 2016 iowa, new hampshire, south carolina dinner circuit. so, of course, for the latest on the republicans quixotic branding campaign, we're going to turn to christine pelosi, chair of the women's caucus in her fabulous pink blazer. her political analysis can be found on politico's arena section. what do you think? do you think democrats would like a shot at running against ryan agai
across as caring, compassionate conservatives at tuesday's jack kemp foundation dinner in d.c. paul ryan trying to put as much distance as rhetorically as possible between himself and the man he spent the last four months campaigning with, tried to shrug off the 47% baggage and cast himself as a, wait for it, champion of the poor. >> when 40% of all children born in the lowest income quinn tile never rise above it, what does that say about our country? we must come together and advance new strategies for lifting people out of poverty. how do we get this sense of real security and upper mobility for all americans especially those in need? >> unless america forget the same paul ryan who authorized the paul ryan budget which, according to the nonpartisan center on budget and policy priorities would have made 62% of spending cuts on programs that serve low income americans and uninsure up to 57 million americans. at the same dinner a more sober, compassionate, marco rubio emerged as a champion for the, let's see if you can guess. >> middle class, american middle class, great american middle
, i have been pointing for 20 years. >> i know. >> you're like jack kemp. you're a good guy on this stuff. >> that they have done a poor job in establishing deeper relationships and that's my point. >> agreed. >> i think it starts at the rnc and they keep saying -- >> we're going to have to wait and see if you run. >> they keep saying we're going to do better, they never do. >> i'm waiting to see if michael steele runs. i want to see if you both ron. i don't think he's going to run but i think you may run. thank you, j.c. watts. thank you. >> you dish. >>> up next, jon stewart explains how republicans hate the u.n. more than they hate the disabled. this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] imagine facing the day with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine living your life with less chronic low back pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual chan
and marco rubio speaking at a jack kemp dinner. and i want to play a piece of sound from each of them. and it says something about how they see the future of the republican party. >> i've heard it suggested that the problem is that the american people have changed. that too many people want things from government. but i'm still convinced that the overwhelming majority of our people, they just want what my parents had, a chance. >> both parties tend to divide americans into our voters and their voters. let's be really clear. republicans must steer far clear of that trap. we need to speak to the aspirations. we must speak to the aspirations and the anxieties of every american. >> newt, that's a long way from the 47% of mitt romney. >> well, first of all, every republican should be focussed on what we just talked about. i mean, if their competitor in '16 is going to be hillary clinton, supported by bill clinton and presumably a still relatively popular president barack obama, trying to win that will be truly the super bowl. and the republican party today is incapable of competing at that
this is an infrastructural panel. i think the much bigger step for the republican party -- i mean, last week jack kemp, the kemp foundation dinner, marco rubio and paul ryan gave back to back speeches. they were terrific speeches. i was there. i do think that ultimately the message of the party will be embodied in whatever figures come. >> they were speeches. they weren't actions. >> oh, my goodness. maybe we can get together after the show and brainstorm the solution. i think we can. we have to leave it there. jokes abounded between senators john mccain and john kerry on capitol hill last week. >> thank you very much, mr. secretary. >> thank you very much, mr. president. this is what happens when you get two losers up here, folks. we're just having fun. >> now john mccain wants to join the senate foreign relations committee, which kerry chairs, and which may have to confirm a would-be secretary of state john kerry. we will look at the fine line between funny and totally awkward next in what now. [ male announcer ] playing in the nfl is tough. ♪ doing it with a cold, just not going to happen. vicks
on branding from the democrats because they're great at it. >> katie, i'm an old ronald reagan jack kemp guy. i believe in inclusion and economic growth and empowerment and economic opportunity, and when mitt romney said he wanted self-deportation for latinos, i just kind of turned my stomach. the gop's got to have a broader, wider message, katie. latins, asians, immigrants. what's wrong with that? they made the country great. it's part of growth story. don't they have to rebrand there also? >> yes, i think that republicans definitely need to talk about immigration in a different way. we want legal immigrants to come into this country, immigrants tend to be very entrepreneurial and they have a lot to add to this country. and so we need to welcome that and we need to create opportunities for smart hard working individuals to fit into this country and talk about that and at the same time, protect our borders from drug cartels, and one way we could do that, i think, would be to legalize drugs, but there's so much going on there and i think that the republican party just takes a very militant ap
was an economic adviser to the supply-side icon jack kemp, and to two presidents -- ronald reagan and the first george bush. he got into hot water with his conservative cohorts when he wrote a widely quoted book critical of the second president bush. his most recent work is "the benefit and the burden: tax reform-why we need it and what it will take." yves smith is the founder and editor of the popular blog naked capitalism. after 25 years in the financial services industry, she now heads the management consulting firm aurora advisors. she's the author of this book: "econned: how unenlightened self interest undermined democracy and corrupted capitalism." welcome to you both. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> is the fiscal cliff just a metaphor? or is it for real? >> well, the cliff is an inappropriate metaphor. and it does conjure up images, precisely the one you said, of cars or people or companies falling over and landing in a great mess at the bottom. in fact, it would be much more accurately described as a fiscal slope. there are certain changes that will occur on january 1st if no budget deal
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